I may have gone overboard this weekend. I basically cooked or got myself organized to cook all weekend. Even Giz thought I was losing my mind. Here's the thing -- both R and I are very busy during the week and if I don't catch up on cooking during the weekend, I end up skipping meals or eating garbage during the week.
But within the insanity came moments of success. Like these Savory Mini-Galettes. Over the summer I saw a bunch of great looking sweet galettes and a couple of savory ones and I really wanted to try making one myself. Ivy from Kopiaste...to Greek Hospitality is hosting a savory pie event. This was a great opportunity for me to finally try making a galette.
Savory Mini Galette
I quartered a sheet of puff pastry and fitted each quarter into a ramekin (sprayed with pam).
I added a layer of sliced zucchini, boiled chicken (leftover from chicken soup that I made on Saturday), sliced spinach, feta cheese and mushrooms.
After folding up the sides of the puff pastry, I put the ramekins in the oven for 20-25 minutes at 350. You could also add egg whites to help with the browning.
The galettes easily came out of the ramekins and were delicious.
If I had had more room, I would have added sun-dried tomatoes and artichokes. Now I'm looking forward to trying different variations.
A little reminder: We're hosting Presto Pasta Nights this week. Have a pasta dish? Don't be shy (check out the link for more details)! The roundup is posted on Friday, so the deadline is this Thursday.
Also, we'd like to acknowledge our recent award from Bunny. Bunny's oven produces wonderful dishes. But, if you ask me - I think it's the operator that holds the power. Bunny is my new cake rolling hero, so this award means a lot.
We'd like to pass it along to following 5 people:
Kat from A Good Appetite blogs from Minneapolis. She has probably one of the most thorough blogs detailing her use of the CSA box. But her talents extend beyond the kitchen. I could only dream of having Kat's knitting talents. I would love to meet more knitting foodies.
Krysta at Evil Chef Mom is hilariously honest. I can definitely relate to Evil Chef Mom. Plus, she has great family recipes that use beautiful, fresh ingredients.
We'd also like to send this award to Hopie at Hopie's Kitchen. Hopie is our new adoptee. She makes a great range of dishes from her kitchen in Paris.
Peabody at Culinary Concotions by Peabody has a beautiful blog and her posts are making me want to look into adopting Cocker Spaniels. Pretty soon, I am going to try to convince Giz that we should make these cupcakes.
Deeba at Passionate About Baking consistently produces quality recipes and posts. I'm sad to see that I just missed her guest host for Bookmarked Recipes. Bookmarked Recipes comes from Ruth's Kitchen Experiments. The weekly roundup features recipes that we bookmark - either from other blogs, online websites, friends, cookbooks, etc. Basically - any recipe that you get from another source.